15-Year-Old Rape Victim Delivers Premature Baby; Shiv Sena’s 62-Year-Old Leader Arrested

Shiv Sena’s 62-year-old deputy president Vasudev Nambiar has been arrested for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl for the past many months.

According to the police, the matter came to light when the victim delivered a premature baby at a local hospital in Mira Road. On questioning she revealed that she was being raped by Nambiar since January.

The accused took the girl out several times with him on the pretext of visit to the temple and allegedly raped her repeatedly in Thane.

The girl also revealed that Nambiar threatened her of dire consequences if she dared to disclose the matter to anyone, the police report added.

Her parents got to know about the incident when she got pregnant. The accused has been charged under sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and section 4 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. He was produced before a local magistrate yesterday who remanded him in police custody till September 11, a police officer told reporters.

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